Grierson, Francis D

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(1888-1972) Irish-born UK soldier, lawyer and author, mostly of detective fiction, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Hall of the Dead" for Weird Tales, April 1923. Of specific sf interest is Heart of the Moon (1928), in which a pugilistic Englishman is transported to a Dystopia within the Moon by one of its giant rulers; after a long romance, in which Sex is abjured while being talked about a great deal, he escapes back to Earth with his lunar beloved, but they crash into the sea and (it may be) drown. [JC]

Francis Durham Grierson

born Dublin, Ireland: 1888

died 24 September 1972

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